For the last 10 weeks I too have had an excruciating pain which originates in my right hip and goes down the front of my leg into my knee. It is worst on getting out of bed in the morning.
I have had lower back pain for many years and had an MRI before my PD diagnosis, showing mild disc bulges at L2/3 and L3/4, disc degeneration at L4/5 and facet joint Osteo-arthritis particularly on right side. The question is whether this has increased since 2014, to a point where it is causing nerve compression.
My pain is possibly from femoral nerve entrapment rather than sciatic as it goes down the front of my leg.
I don’t think the two conditions are linked, but the pain certainly makes my gait initiation even worse, presumably because psychologically it takes away my confidence in moving.
Now seeing my chiropractor, who says
“ in my experience it often can take 6-8 weeks for improvement often starting intensely with 2 sessions per week for 2-3 weeks and then weekly for 2-3 weeks and then reducing as tho condition improves. Nerve pain is usually felt very strongly through the hip and certainly the upper sciatic nerves L2 (femoral) and L3 nerve roots run along the front of the thigh to the knee. I would usually suggest a trial course of treatment over a 5-6 week period. If no significant improvement has been made then a referral to the musculoskeletal clinic would be recommended via the GP. “
Hope you are all getting some help now.